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My Chances?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by KababMD, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. KababMD

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    Looking for honest info here,
    Junior with 3.41 GPA, should go up this semester, hopefully to about 3.46-3.48, next semester if i persume the highest I can prob get it upto is 3.55 if im lucky I go to school here in Boston.

    Havent taken the MCATS yet, plan on taking them in may, so i can apply early

    Do research in organic chemistry for about 10 months now, professor knows me quite well, i feel he'll write me a nice rec

    TA for several courses

    Shadow surgeon

    ER volunteer

    Katrina Relief Effort 3 weeks

    I had a rough first semester freshmen year didnt know what I watned to do, started off with engineering major took classes that I didnt need for Pre-med, and i worked almost full time freshmen and sophmore year.

    Had 2.95 first semester, its been upward trend since then

    So just wanted to know what my chances are of getting in, plan on studying 4-5 months for my mcats now
     
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  3. mmmcdowe

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    If you do well on the MCAT, say a 32+, you'll have a good shot at MD schools. Otherwise, you're in great shape to apply to DO schools.
     
  4. KababMD

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    NO DO!!! Only MD schools!
     
  5. Slowpoke

    Slowpoke I haz cheezburger
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    He was merely giving you suggestions. Chill
     
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    why the strong reaction?
     
  7. KababMD

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    sorry guys, dont even know why the exclamation points or anything just going crazy here already took 2 finals, studying for biochem final here, history final on monday, i guess it got to me

    But yea point is im interested in chances for MD schools
     
  8. KababMD

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  9. Artimacia

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    Nothing wrong with going DO. Just study hard and word hard, and just hope. If you can't get to MD, then go DO.
     
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    You've done a fine job of improving your GPA since that first bad semester. Even if you get it to the 3.55 mark, it will be below the mean GPA of accepted students. If you are not able to get a very good MCAT score (mid 30s), prepare yourself for the possibility of spending an additional year doing more undergrad work to get your GPA into a more competitive range before applying.
     

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